We all ask questions in groups and forums regarding residency in Spain, buying and selling a Spanish property, making a will in Spain, how to handle taxes, and more. These are questions sometimes best answered by a Spanish lawyer, to be sure you are getting the right answer. Below we have several frequently asked questions, with links to the detailed answers from a local Spanish solicitor. Please bookmark this page, as we will continue to add more as time goes by.
Did you know if you are a resident in Spain and 65 years or older you have access to senior discounts? All you need to do is apply for the Tarjeta Andalucía Junta Sesenta y Cinco (Tarjeta 65)! This is a senior discount card that entitles you to certain senior discounts in Andalucía.
There is so much to know about hair colours. These days the beauty industry offers loads of different possibilities to change your hair colour. Our Local SALSA Hairdresser explains the differences.
As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans. You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.
If you have recently moved, or are planning to move in the near future, make sure you add “Change of Address in Spain” to your ToDo list. There are several places where this needs to be done, and this post will cover the most common places where the change of address needs to be performed.
For a complete shopping experience, sometimes you need to visit a big city. We will describe how to get to the new Centro Comercial Nevada shopping Granada from Almuñécar. The Nevada shopping center [Centro Comercial Nevada] is located in Granada and is on the southeast side of the city, so that means easy access from Costa Tropical. With approximately 120,000 square meters of commercial area, and with 200+ stores, numerous restaurants, and an 8-cinema cineplex, there is plenty to see, do, and eat.
If you’re an American, and you’re fortunate enough to be living in Spain, there may come a time when you need to renew your US passport. There are several Consulates within Spain (both the Iberian peninsula, and some of the islands (Balearics & Canarias). Don’t worry, we are here to help you figure out how to renew your US passport in southern Spain!
If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm.
Car insurance in Spain is pretty straightforward, and in this post, we will share with you Spain car insurance options. Having car insurance is a legal requirement in Spain, so make sure you’re covered before getting the open road. We’ll also review the EU accident report form in the event you have an accident.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading